Today I’m inspired by…butterflies. T has been pretty excited about seeing butterflies ever since he saw on PBS that caterpillars change into butterflies. I didn’t even think he was paying attention but then he saw a caterpillar and told me it would be a butterfly. Crazy for a 2 year-old! Here are some great butterflies from the web:

Bella Butterfly Artwork

Bella Butterfly Artwork from Pottery Barn Kids I love these prints- you can see them closer on the website. I will definitely be using my circle punch and some scraps to create art like this! These also incorporate buttons, ribbons, fabric and paint.

3-D Butterflies Pottery Barn Kids

3D Butterflies from Pottery Barn Kids Inspiration point: I love how these stand out from the wall and they look like they were made of patterned paper. I think Martha Stewart has a cute butterfly punch (or this one!) that would be perfect for these!

 Mia Art

Mia Art by Pottery Barn Kids Inspiration point: I definitely have to get out the watercolors to replicate this. I like how the background is striped and the butterflies are on top. I bet it would look great with some vintage-looking typed paper from an old dictionary or something.

Product Image

DwellStudio for Target Butterflies Decorative Pillow Inspiration point: Wouldn’t this make a great background or accent block on a girly page? I love how there are different patterns. You could just ink the edges or sew the butterflies on.

Botanicals Published by Assouline Inspiration point: I think butterflies themselves are full of amazing color combinations. This book would make for some amazing inspiration!


August 6, 2009. Tags: , , . Animals, Girls, Home, Insects, Kids, Pottery Barn. Leave a comment.

Pottery Barn

Today I’m inspired by…Pottery Barn. I finally got a chance to look through a catalog I’ve had for quite awhile and remembered how much I love their textiles and colors. There are so many yummy things to look at and buy. I’ll settle for cutting them out and putting them in my inspiration binder (which I’ll show you pictures of soon!)

Campton Smart Technology Console Table- Inspiration point: I love this “Desa Ming Red” color. It wouldn’t really “go” with my decor but it’s so cool! I am also a sucker for any type of cool hardware so I love these handles. I could see the colors inspiring a layout or the grid of the drawers as a sketch.

Campton Smart Technology™ Console Table - Desa Ming Red

Cameron Craft Room (technically from Pottery Barn Kids)- Wouldn’t you love to get crafty in this room? I adore the chalkboard cabinet faces! I think the red and white theme (with the red gingham!) and soft green from the trim would make a great color pallette.

Cameron Craft Room Pottery Barn Kids

Davis Entryway Console Table- Inspiration point: well, first I was thinking that the structure of this would make a great sketch for a layout, but I would flip it upside-down and have the two rectangles as my title/journaling and the smaller rectangles as embellishments or photos. Secondly, I have eleventy billion bookplates that I need to use up. I like the idea of putting some photos (like 4?) in a block with bookplates underneath for labels. Last, I love those blue boxes at the bottom! I think that a distressed square with some stencilled numbers would be fabulous for a boy layout.

Davis Entryway Console Table

Distressed Wood Buoys- Inspiration point: LOVE these! I think the colors caught my eye first…or maybe the numbers…or the colors…I think the brown, light blue, royal blue, white and red look great together!

Distressed Wood Buoys Pottery Barn

Marin Sofa- Inspiration point: I’m not in love with the plain white sofa as much as the layout here. I love the high dose of white with lime, yellow, and kraft accents. (I could never keep a white sofa clean with a toddler and a chocolate lab…I’d be washing that slip cover twice a day.)

Marin Sofa Pottery Barn

Monkey Nursery (Pottery Barn Kids)- Inspiration point: I loved the striped detail on the wall in the back. It would make a great background, block, or watercolor design. I also liked the colors in this room, though I would have never put them together. The light blue, orange, brown and gray color look nice in these doses.

Monkey Nursery Pottery Barn Kids

Textured Solid Pillows- Inspiration point: I love how they used simple buttons to accent these brightly colored pillows. I was thinking it would look cool to create a background like the green pillow, but have cardstock with four buttons on the left and a large strip of patterned paper on the right. I might use the other pillow style to inspire an envelope for hidden journaling.

Textured Solid Pillow Cover Pottery Barn

July 15, 2009. Tags: , , . Colors, Home, Pottery Barn. Leave a comment.